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American folklife

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Published by University of Texas Press in Austin .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Folklore -- United States,
  • Material culture -- United States,
  • United States -- Social life and customs,
  • United States -- Civilization

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by Don Yoder.
ContributionsYoder, Don.
LC ClassificationsGR105 .A6
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 304 p. :
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5194502M
ISBN 100292703082
LC Control Number75016073

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